REM Related Apnea

Although most patients with obstructive sleep apnea snore and may have witnessed events of stopping breathing throughout the night, patients with REM related obstructive sleep apnea may have a different pattern.

The Pillar Implant Procedure for OSA

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) therapy is the gold standard and most efficacious commonly utilized treatment in patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).

Nasal Breathing and OSA

Since breathing through the nose appears to be the preferred route of breathing during sleep, nasal obstruction frequently leads to nocturnal mouth breathing, snoring, and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).1

OSA and Oral Appliances

For patients with a diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is considered to be the gold standard in regards to treatment efficacy.

Restless Legs and Gambling

Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a neurological disorder characterized by the urge to move the legs, that is partially but temporarily relieved by movement. Patients may have a worsening of symptoms at rest and in the evening.

Sleep and Memory: Can We Enhance Intelligence?

REM sleep, stage II sleep, and slow wave sleep are all important in the consolidation of memory. Studies involving trampolining, intensive learning of a foreign language, and Morse code learning all demonstrated increases in REM sleep following successful learning.

The Sequential Hypothesis

REM sleep, stage II sleep, and slow wave sleep are all important in the consolidation of memory. The idea that only REM sleep and no other stages of sleep were important in memory consolidation was a result of some of the early studies during the 1970s and 1980s that demonstrated that REM sleep would increase after learning but the same increase would not be seen for slow wave sleep.

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